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The Mabel's Fables BE A GOOD LISTENER Booklist for ages 8 to 10

In Mabel's Fables Bookstore, we consider our second floor – our middle grade collection – a treasure trove of some of the greatest books ever written. Many of these novels are important to know and experience – some are just brilliant and fun- and a real pleasure to hear – for all of the family!

Coraline

By: Neil Gaiman
Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
Length: 3 hours 36 minutes

“Exploring her new home, Coraline discovers a mysterious locked door - which she is determined to open. She is rewarded (?) for her efforts when the door finally opens to reveal a hidden passageway. Curious, Coraline naturally goes through. The adventures and people that she encounters along the way make for a Neil Gaiman tale unlike any other. Read more

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Series of Unfortunate Events #1 Multi-Voice, A: The Bad Beginning

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Book #1

By: Lemony Snicket
Narrated by: Tim Curry
Length: 2 hours 29 minutes

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIESLike a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really... Read more

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The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only

By: Katherine Applegate
Narrated by: Adam Grupper
Length: 3 hours 46 minutes

The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+
This unforgettable novel from renowned author Katherine Applegate celebrates the transformative power of unexpected friendship. Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated... Read more

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A Boy Called Bat

The Bat Series: Book #1

By: Elana K. Arnold
Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
Length: 2 hours 27 minutes

The first book in a funny, heartfelt, and irresistible young middle grade series starring an unforgettable young boy on the autism spectrum, from acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold and with illustrations by Charles Santoso.For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Today,... Read more

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The Penderwicks

A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

The Penderwicks: Book #1

By: Jeanne Birdsall
Narrated by: Susan Denaker
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes

“Winner of the National Book Award, the first story takes place in Arundel, where the Penderwicks go for their summer vacation. Their normal vacation spot is booked, so they rent a small cottage on the property of a large house. Before you know it, the four sisters are up to their noses in adventures involving, at times, rabbits, the boy next... Read more

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By: L. Frank Baum
Narrated by: Brooke Shields & Paul Rudd
Length: 4 hours 15 minutes

More than a century after L. Frank Baum first released this magical tale of a young girl, Brooke Shields entrances a new generation of young listeners with her narration of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 

Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her
and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land... Read more

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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Wolves Chronicles Series

By: Joan Aiken
Narrated by: Lizza Aiken
Length: 4 hours 48 minutes

Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a... Read more

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Bud, Not Buddy

By: Christopher Paul Curtis
Narrated by: James Avery
Length: 5 hours 15 minutes

Hit the road with Bud in this Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy on a journey to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, recipient of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.
 
It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a... Read more

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Hatchet

By: Gary Paulsen
Narrated by: Peter Coyote
Length: 3 hours 42 minutes

13-year-old Brian Robeson learns to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed with his hatchet and resourcefulness. Read more

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Charlotte's Web

By: E. B. White
Narrated by: E. B. White
Length: 3 hours 34 minutes

“I listened to this audiobook on a road trip and had such a great time! The full cast really brought this beloved, well-known story to life, and Meryl Streep - legend that she is - added so much to this classic! (Warning: Even if you have already read this story, there is a very good chance this version will make you cry!). Read more

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The Trumpet of the Swan

By: E. B. White
Narrated by: E. B. White
Length: 4 hours 23 minutes

“White's third novel for children may not be as thoroughly enshrined as his first two (Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web), but in our house it's the most beloved, thanks to the audiobook, read by White himself in his dry, Down East style that brings out every bit of wry drollery in his words, especially those spoken by the "old cob." Happily, the... Read more

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Half Magic

By: Edward Eager
Narrated by: Full Cast
Length: 3 hours 30 minutes

Beloved by children (and the parents lucky enough to share it with them) since it was first published in 1954, Half Magic is the uproarious tale of four siblings who discover a charm that grants exactly half of whatever they wish for--with results that are twice as predictable (and hilarious) as you might expect.

Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha... Read more

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Stargirl Movie Tie-In Edition

Stargirl Series

By: Jerry Spinelli
Narrated by: John H. Ritter
Length: 4 hours 24 minutes

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME  •  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A modern-day classic from Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli, this beloved celebration of individuality  is now an original movie on Disney+!

And don't miss the author's highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday!
Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High... Read more

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The Prydain Chronicles Book One: The Book of Three

The Chronicles of Prydain: Book #1

By: Lloyd Alexander
Narrated by: James Langton
Length: 5 hours 3 minutes

Taran dreams of adventure, but nothing exciting ever happens to an Assistant Pig-Keeper--until his pig runs away. A chase through the woods leads Taran far from home and into great danger, for evil prowls the land of Prydain. With a collection of strange and wonderful friends whom he meets on his journey, Taran finds himself fighting so that... Read more

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Matilda

By: Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Kate Winslet
Length: 4 hours 18 minutes

Now a musical on broadway and streaming on Netflix!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable... Read more

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Tuck Everlasting

By: Natalie Babbitt
Narrated by: Peter Thomas
Length: 3 hours 31 minutes

When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles upon the Tuck family's disturbing secret, she is forced to come to terms with her conflicting emotions. She feels drawn to the loving, gentle and rather eccentric Tucks, but what they tell her is too incredible to be believed. Doomed to—or blessed with—eternal life after drinking from a magic spring,... Read more

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The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Emily Windsnap

By: Liz Kessler
Narrated by: Finty Williams
Length: 4 hours 35 minutes

For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long as her mother has seemed anxious to keep Emily away from the water. But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery--about her own identity, the mysterious father she's never... Read more

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The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot: Book #1

By: Peter Brown
Narrated by: Kate Atwater
Length: 4 hours 14 minutes

“Super heart warming tale of a robot, named Roz, shipwrecked on an island. She is faced with adapting and learning to survive in her new home. Roz teaches perseverance and how kindness in the face of adversity CAN create meaningful relationships. As the listener we learn that families come in all shapes and sizes, and how it can be hard to be the... Read more

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The Wild Robot Escapes

The Wild Robot: Book #2

By: Peter Brown
Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
Length: 4 hours 36 minutes

“Roz is back, and better than ever! After being refurbished, our dear robot gets shipped off to work for the Shareef family on their dairy farm. And since she’s no mere automaton, she proves to be an invaluable asset — not only to the cows she has befriended, but also to the Shareef children. Yet despite her newfound friends, she still yearns to... Read more

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Timmy Failure

It's the End When I Say It's The End

Timmy Failure: Book #7

By: Stephan Pastis
Narrated by: Jared Goldsmith
Length: 2 hours 53 minutes

In the series finale, Timmy Failure and his class create a hilarious film about his life - just in time for the holidays. Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. I am, however, beset by enemies, the worst of... Read more

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